Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It’s refreshing, healthy and easy.
Update: This post was first published on Dec 5, 2015. I’ve updated the photo and added a video. Enjoy!
Another Persian deliciousness for you, here is Salad Shirazi!
Aren’t Persian recipes one of the best days? They take me back to my sweet memories and all the good days back in Iran. Everything I make and post on Persian Saturdays are my maman’s recipes and are made in exact same way that she does because to me traditional food is the food that is served in your family.
Some more delicious Persian recipes for you:
- Zereshk Polo Morgh – Persian Barberry Rice with Chicken
- Persian Meat Patties- Kotlet
- Persian Sausage and Potato Skillet – Sosis Bandari
- Kabab Tabei – Persian Pan Kebab
- Adas Polo – Persian Lentil Rice
Look at this bowl of prettiness! All good veggies cut into cute pieces and sit together beautifully in a bowl. Salad Shirazi or Persian cucumber tomato salad is a family favorite that is served with almost every rice dish! ُShiraz is the name of a city in Iran, with such wonderful people and outstanding places to see. Oh I do miss Shiraz a lot! See here for more about this gorgeous city!
Tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions are all you need to make this tasty, healthy salad. We usually toss it with some lemon juice, salt, pepper and sometimes some dried mint on top which is optional. People from Shiraz tend to chop the veggies really small and then mix it with the vinaigrette and let it chill for some time so all the flavors blend.
This Persian cucumber tomato salad can be served as a side to many dishes. We usually have it with dishes like Persian Celery Stew or Persian Split Chickpea Stew, both served with Persian Style rice. I am quite sure it will be awesome even in tacos and wraps!
We even make this salad for a crowd at our parties and honestly the more the quantity, the more delicious this Salad Shirazi is going to be!
Happy Persian Saturday!
Salad Shirazi - Persian Cucumber-Tomato Salad
- 3 small seedless cucumbers
- 1 small red onion
- 2 firm round tomatoes
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the cucumbers, onion and tomatoes into very small pieces.
Mix them in a bowl and drizzle lemon juice. Add salt and pepper and mix.
Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes-1 hour and then serve.